We Advocate For Injured Truckers
Perhaps because Charlotte is a major trucking center for tractor-trailers traveling north and south, and heading out westward across the U.S., our workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability law firm often advises and represents injured truckers. If you have suffered a back injury, shoulder injury or any type of injury while maintaining your equipment or handling freight, contact us.
Many Trucking Company Employees Are Misclassified As Contractors
It is common these days for trucking industry employers to try to set drivers up as “independent contractors” — so as to avoid paying benefits that full-time employees would be entitled to receive. However, just because your employer says you are an independent contractor does not necessarily make it so. Usually it is just not true, but you will need a lawyer to fight the battle.
Your Injuries May Be Covered
Whether you are an employee or considered a self-employed independent contractor depends in large part on how much control your employer has over your day-to-day work activities. You may in fact be an employee and be covered by workers’ compensation in the event of an injury by accident or a specific traumatic injury. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney, such as Bob Bollinger, is an advocate who can help ensure that you receive all compensation that you are due when you have been injured while on the job as a truck driver while maintaining your equipment or handling freight.
Call To Schedule Your Free Strategy Session
Learn how to document and file a workers’ compensation claim pertaining to your truck driver injuries. Your initial consultation will not cost you a dime, only your time. If you are unable to work at all for a year or more, you may have a Social Security Disability claim as well. Your consultation functions as a strategy session, where we can help you determine the best course of action. Contact The Bollinger Law Firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, at 704-879-1800 or toll free at 866-218-4759.